Hodges, David W.
Address: 711 West Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77006
Lawyer Firm: Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P.
|Areas of Practice||18-Wheeler Truck Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injuries, Pharmacy Malpractice, Industrial Accidents, Products Liability, Recalled Product, Commercial Litigation, Breach of Contract, Tortious Interference, Business Disparagement, Unfair Competition, Theft of Trade Secrets, Fraud, Negligent Misrepresentation, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Deceptive Trade Practices, Anti-Trust, Construction Litigation|
David Hodges is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He was born in McAllen, Texas and grew up in the Houston area. After graduating from Cy-Fair High School, he attended Texas A&M University where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets. At A&M, Mr. Hodges was an NROTC scholarship recipient and recognized as a Distinguished Student.
Upon graduation, he served in the United States Navy as an Intelligence Officer. Shortly after being commissioned as an Ensign, Mr. Hodges attended the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, where he graduated with a 4.0 GPA. He thereafter saw service in Desert Storm and was awarded the Sea Strike Intelligence Officer of the Year Award. As the Aviation Intelligence Officer for VS-24, he obtained 22 arrested carrier landings and even logged combat time aboard the carrier-based S-3B Viking.
Mr. Hodges left active duty in order to return to his hometown and attend the University of Houston Law Center. He was very active in Law Center activities and competed in Nationals on the school’s Mock Trial Team, edited the Houston Journal of International Law and served as the leader of the law school’s honor society (the Order of the Barons). Although Mr. Hodges was dedicated to trial advocacy and other extracurricular activities (including the U.S. Navy Reserves), he nevertheless managed to graduate in the top 10% of his law school class.
After graduating with honors from the University of Houston Law Center, Mr. Hodges began an almost six-year career of representing defendants and their insurers. He then left the defense bar to represent plaintiffs in personal injury and select commercial litigation matters.
Once Mr. Hodges formed Kennedy Hodges, he took a leadership role in numerous organizations. As a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, he served on the Board of Advocates and later became Chair of the TTLA PAC. He has also served as a Director of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and was twice elected as Chair of the State Bar of Texas District 4 Grievance Committee. He also served as Panel Chair of the District 4A/4-1 Grievance Committee.
Mr. Hodges has been interviewed by numerous local and national news organizations on various subjects related to the civil justice system. He has been an invited commentator at news conferences, television shows and print media. As an advocate for victims, Mr. Hodges has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients.
Some of his trial verdicts include:
$10.7 million verdict in a daycare abuse case$1.8 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice case$1.6 million jury verdict in a medical malpractice case
Some of his settlements include:
$4.35 million in a wage and hour dispute$4.3 million in a medical malpractice case$3.7 million in a medical malpractice case
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